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Morgan: end smacking

by a staff reporter

THE Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, has called for all smacking of children to be banned. Speaking at a vigil in Cardiff on Tuesday to mark Universal Children's Day, he said that the defence of "reasonable punishment", which parents can use to justify physical punishment, should be removed.

Dr Morgan said: "Jesus believed that children were not just an asset for the future, or a commitment to be undertaken for the sake of society. They were of infinite value as children. They ...

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